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September 2016

Yoga Retreat on Star Island

September 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Star Island,
Isles of Shoals
Portsmouth, NH United States
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Leslie is teaching Sanskrit and chanting classes during the Yoga Retreat on Star Island. This is our 14th annual retreat on Star Island, bringing together some of New England’s top yoga teachers and most delightful students.

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Introduction to Sanskrit and Chanting

September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Brown Dog Yoga,
210 11th Street, Shop #11, Heritage Station
Huntington, WV 25701 United States
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This three-day immersion will cover the following: Friday: Introduction to the Sanskrit alphabet,  revealing the five mouth positions.  Saturday: An introduction to the Yoga Sutras by discussing the eight limbs of yoga, as put forth by Patanjali,will be the topic of Saturday's sessions.  Sunday: Introduction to the fundamentals of Vedic Chanting, and comparisons to chanting of later texts 

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October 2016

Official Launch Party for the Yoga Sutras

October 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Down Under Yoga Newtonville,
306 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460 United States
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Down Under Yoga Newtonville, Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2-4 pm, free, Official Launch Party for the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Chapters One and Two. Free workshop event that will include a taste of Leslie's call and response method of learning to chant the sutras. We will chant together, have time for some sutra discussion, and perhaps learn one of the beloved songs on the CDs. Tristan Boyer Binns, producer, and Leslie Freyberg will talk about the process of making the…

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December 2016


December 4, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Barre and Soul Harvard Square,
36 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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A delectable presentation of Sanskrit by introducing the five mouth positions used to express sounds in Sanskrit. We will taste the various flavors of sounds by discovering their characteristics.

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January 2017

Rejuvenate, Rejoice, and Restore through Sanskrit Sounds

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BURLINGTON, VT 05401 United States
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Sanskrit is the language of vibration. Chanting the beautiful sounds of this ancient language can bring restoration to one's body, equanimity to the mind, and peace and joy to the heart. In this 3 hour workshop, Sanskrit scholar Leslie Freyberg will give guidance in the sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet and will lead in chanting verses from the Bhagavad Gita.

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March 2017


March 5 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Barre and Soul Harvard Square,
36 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA United States
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Main Course and Dessert! Review of the alphabet with chanting, Yoga Sūtras: The Eight Limbs of Yoga, Sūtras 2.28–2.55, the definition of Yoga according to the Bhagavad Gīta, a deeper investigation of “OM,” Sūtras 1.23–1.29, and chanting mantras and experiencing the value of chanting as a doorway to meditation.

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August 2017

Sanskrit Workshops in Louisville, KY

August 3 - August 6

In this weekend course we will cover all of the sounds of the Sanskrit language. From this foundation, we will experience the articulation of these sounds as we pronounce the names of yoga postures and Sanskrit words often encountered in the study of yoga.
Through the use of our own voices, we will explore the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, the cornerstone of the study of yoga, as we learn to chant these profoundly enlightening aphorisms.
The essential meaning of "OM" will be explained through the Yoga Sūtras and the Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣhad.
We will explore cherished verses from the Bhagavad Gītā and other traditional Sanskrit texts as we learn to chant them.
Written materials will be provided. Bring your ears, your heart, and your voice!

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Sanskrit Immersion Workshop in New York City at Yoga Union

August 26 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
Yoga Union,
37 West 28th Street
New York , NY 10011 United States
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Find peace in the harmony and beauty of Sanskrit (sanskritam=that which is perfectly done). This is the perfect time to bring the meditative quality of this ancient language lying at the root of our own (think "navasana" or boat pose and "navy") into our lives, with its graceful sounds and ancient mantras. Leslie Freyberg is one of our foremost Sanskrit teachers and an Iyengar-trained Yoga teacher.

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September 2017
$90 - $215

Sanskrit in San Francisco

September 29 - October 1
San Francisci, CA 94115 United States
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Sanskrit grammar offers a beautifully clear structure as was recognized over 2,500 years ago. Every sound in Sanskrit produces a powerful vibration. When combined with other sounds they produce specific words and phrases. In this course you will learn the entire Sanskrit alphabet in conjunction with sources such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and mantras and verses from other traditional Sanskrit texts. Participants will explore the resonance of their own voice and leave feeling confident and empowered to chant in sanskrit with confidence.

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October 2017

The Meaning of OM

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clear Yoga,
17b, 6423 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572 United States
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AUM is said to be the universal sound. It is said to be the mother sound. It is said that it quietens the mind. Its continuous repetition can transform an anxious state of mind into one of quiet contemplation.

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